Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) 2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as Zanaco, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, serves retail customers, large corporations, agri-business and public sector clients. The bank has evolved into a leading financial institution in Zambia. With the aid of Arise B.V., a leading African Investment Company, Zanaco benefits from technical assistance, international networks and best practices in various areas of banking.
Minergy Limited (MIN.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Minergy Limited (MIN.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Minergy Limited (MIN.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Minergy Limited (MIN.bw) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileMinergy Corporation Limited is a coal mining and trading company which supplies quality coal to industrial concerns and Independent Power Producers (IPPS) in Botswana. The Group structure consists of three entities: Minergy Limited, the listed company; Minergy Coal (Pty) Limited, the mining activities in Botswana; and MinSales (Pty) Limited, the South African-based marketing arm of Minergy Corporation Limited. The main activity of the Group centres around the Masama Project which operates in the Mmamabula Coalfield. The shallow opencast mine produces high quality coal within a competitive cost structure due to its size and location to the regional markets. The Masama Project produces large tonnages of coal that is suitable for export to Africa, India, Asia and China.
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Together for Short Lives has welcomed the announcement that NHS England is increasing the children’s hospice grant from £11 million to £25 million. The increase in funding forms part of NHS England’s long-term plan and follows a campaign from Together for Short Lives and its members, which saw over 6,500 people call for more sustainable funding for hospices in England. The #fundnotfail campaign launched in summer 2018 and called on the government to increase the children’s hospice grant to £25 million, provide parity of statutory funding between children’s and adult hospices, and introduce a children’s palliative care strategy. Together for Short Lives’ petition was delivered to Downing Street on 11 September last year by representatives from the children’s palliative care sector. As part of the NHS’s long term plan, additional funding will be available each year over the next five years, increasing by up to £7m a year by 2023/24, if Clinical Commissioning Groups also provide additional match funding. According to the charity, prior to this funding commitment, children’s hospices received on average 22% of their funding from statutory sources, compared to 33% for adult hospices. The funding boost will help children’s hospices to maintain and develop their services for the most complex children, and in doing so help reduce pressure on the NHS, keeping children out of hospital longer and supporting the wider family. Andy Fletcher, CEO of Together for Short Lives, said: “This is a very welcome boost for children’s hospices which provide such crucial care and support to seriously ill children and their families across England. We know that the number of children with life-limiting conditions is growing and the care and support they need is increasingly complex. I am delighted that NHS England has listened to what we have been saying for some time about the gap in funding for local children’s hospices, which offer a real lifeline, providing vital care and support for families providing 24/7 care.” “It is now vital that clinical commissioning groups to work closely with the NHS and local children’s hospices to ensure that services are there to support families now and in the future.” 131 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 2 January 2019 | News Together for Short Lives welcomes funding boost for children’s hospices following 2018 campaign 132 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
I joined ACT-UP/NY soon after it formed, in the spring of 1987. Thirty-three years later, I still have vivid memories of the weekly meetings, which crackled with the electric energy of hundreds of angry people jammed into the first-floor meeting room in the LGBTQ Center in Manhattan.Larry KramerMany, probably most, had not been political activists before the AIDS crisis erupted. Now, as they orated, debated, strategized in that rundown old building on West 13th Street, they were creating a new movement, one that would make history and save lives. The task was enormous: to force the government, the ruling class, the medical establishment, the pharmaceutical industry to take real action to combat AIDS.Tens of thousands were dying. Most were gay men and people of color. By 1987 the AIDS epidemic had been raging in these communities for years. The poorest, those with least access to medical care, were falling fastest. People were attending funerals, scratching names out of address books, trying to go on, to stay alive, with no hope of support or aid from any official source.There were no effective treatments. There was no nationally coordinated public health effort to educate people about methods to prevent the spread of HIV. The president, Ronald Reagan, had never once spoken the word AIDS in public.Meanwhile, anti-gay and racist violence was on the rise as reactionary forces whipped up fear and scapegoating campaigns.This was the juncture when Larry Kramer stepped up and started the movement that would change everything.Movements are made up of many people. Mass struggle is just that, a mass undertaking, and no one individual can accomplish everything. Still, leadership is decisive. And Larry Kramer was the leader we needed at the height of the AIDS crisis.A few years earlier, as AIDS emerged as a deadly threat, Larry had been one of the founders of Gay Men’s Health Crisis. GMHC developed into a community service organization — vital, but not, Larry saw, sufficient. Something else was needed: a fight. A real, bare-knuckles, no-holds-barred fight had to be waged.And so Larry Kramer, along with a few others, founded the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power.It quickly developed and grew. Taking lessons from the Civil Rights Movement, the anti-war movement and of course the LGBTQ2+ movement, the young organizers who soon assumed leadership fashioned ACT UP into a street-fighting powerhouse.ACT UP/NY’s first big action took place March 24, 1987. Hundreds poured onto lower Broadway in the early morning hours, targeting big business as the culprit for AIDS-based discrimination and the failure to develop and fund affordable AIDS treatment drugs.The call to action proclaimed: “No More Business As Usual!” The goal: to shut down Wall Street.We did just that. I was one of over 100 people arrested at the Wall Street action that morning. While cops dragged us off, hundreds more stayed, chanting the newly minted and now famous ACT UP slogan: “Act up! Fight back! Fight AIDS!”In the months and years following, the AIDS activist movement would carry out many militant actions. They barricaded and sat in at pharmaceutical company headquarters. They crashed medical conferences and corporate board meetings. They disrupted reactionary religious events. They demanded attention, and action, and eventually they won real change.Rage at oppressionSo who was Larry Kramer? He was first and foremost a gay man. His bitter, painful experience of gay oppression drove everything he did. His rage, his furious, passionate rage at heterosexism, homophobia, LGBTQ2+ oppression was endless and profound, and it helped give rise to a great social movement.He was an artist, a brilliant novelist and playwright, though, as Tony Kushner noted in a May 29 New York Times article, Kramer “sacrificed for the sake of his unceasing activism some of what he might have accomplished artistically.”Larry was a Jewish child of the Depression. Later in life he was comfortable financially. He was never a revolutionary. But he always considered himself an outsider, an “other” in this society that he excoriated in his work, literary and political. He was a radical, and a true militant.In ACT UP meetings I knew Larry only as an angry speaker, up in the front of that first-floor room at the center. I usually sat near the back, which his fiery energy easily reached. Friends tell of a different Larry up close and personal, a sweet, kind, loving soul.I got to witness that sweet side a few years before he died. After not seeing Larry in person for decades, I ran into him at a deli one afternoon in the Village. I knew he’d weathered several major illnesses; he seemed bent and frail. I said hi and introduced myself as someone who’d been in ACT UP in the early years. He perked up, straightening his spine, giving me the widest, warmest smile, and reached in for a hug. For some reason we both got a little teary-eyed. We chatted a bit, then said goodbye.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
November 27, 2020 Find out more Côte d’IvoireAfrica October 29, 2020 Find out more French freelance photographer Jean-Paul Ney, who has been held in custody for 15 months in connection with an alleged “plot” to undermine the country’s peace process, told Reporters Without Borders today that the judge handling the case ordered his release four days ago.Ney, who spoke by phone from Maca prison in the capital Abidjan to the worldwide press freedom organisation’s secretary general, Jean-François Julliard, told him that the prosecutor’s office was obstructing his release by appealing against it.The French journalist was arrested near the studios of Radiotélévision ivoirienne (RTI) in Abidjan, on 27 December 2007 and held in connection with a foiled “plot”, hatched by Ibrahim Coulibaly (“IB”) from his exile in Benin.The plot was exposed the following day in Bouaké, in the centre of the country, by Forces Nouvelles (FN), the former rebel group that has joined a power-sharing government with President Laurent Gbagbo.“Despite the grey areas in the ‘Christmas in Abidjan’ case that Jean-Paul Ney was covering when he was arrested, we believe that his imprisonment is unjustified and should be quickly ended. We are concerned about his health. Long months of imprisonment in the Maca could have serious consequences”, Jean-François Julliard said. Jean-Paul Ney described receiving a visit in his cell from the court clerk on 20 March. “He told me that the judge had ordered my release,” he said. “But the prosecutor’s office was blocking it by appealing. My case will therefore now go to the appeal court and could take months”, he said, adding, “I have done nothing wrong and it’s time I got out of here”.The French photographer said his last hearing before the examining judge, Gnakadé Joachim, went back to April 2008. Organisation Côte d’IvoireAfrica to go further Help by sharing this information News RSF_en Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire October 16, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa March 24, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Examining judge orders release of French journalist but prosecutor appeals RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections News Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Reports
Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: DS News Webcast: Monday 5/5/2014 Next: Auction.com Welcomes New CFO About Author: Colin Robins The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Black Knight Financial Services Delinquency Rates Foreclosure Underwater Borrowers Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Black Knight Financial Services Delinquency Rates Foreclosure Underwater Borrowers 2014-05-05 Colin Robins Black Knight: 1 in 10 Borrowers Underwater Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago In Black Knight Financial Services’ latest Mortgage Monitor Report, the company found that only one in ten Americans are underwater, down from one in three in 2010. Overall, the company’s look at March data reflected a shifting landscape. As home prices have risen over the past two years, many distressed loans have worked their way through the system and the percentage of Americans with negative equity has declined considerably.The company noted that 55 percent of loans in foreclosure have been delinquent for over two years.”Two years of relatively consecutive home price increases and a general decline in the number of distressed loans have contributed to a decreasing number of underwater borrowers,” said Kostya Gradushy, Black Knight’s manager of Loan Data and Customer Analytics.”Looking at current combined loan-to-value (CLTV), we see that while four years ago 34 percent of borrowers were in negative equity positions, today that number has dropped to just about 10 percent of active mortgage loans,” Gradushy said.Gradushy references the 10.1 percent negative equity average, but what states homeowners reside in paint a clearer picture of negative equity across the spectrum. Judicial states have a higher negative equity rate at 13.4 percent, compared to the 7.9 percent rate experienced in non-judicial states.Regardless, Gradushy notes that both judicial and non-judicial states have experienced declines. “Overall, nearly half of all borrowers today are both in positive equity positions and of strong credit quality—credit scores of 700 or above. Four years ago, that category of borrowers represented over a third of active mortgages,” Gradushy said.Loans, on average, are in foreclosure for 966 days.The total delinquency rate is 5.37 percent, the lowest since October 2007 according to Black Knight. Month-over-month, delinquency rates have declined to 7.57 percent and are down yearly 16.29 percent in March.The total U.S. foreclosure pre-sale inventory stands at 2.07 percent, the lowest figure since October 2008. Inventory rates are down 36.69 percent year-over-year.Black Knight had more positive news in its Mortage Monitor Report: leading indicators, such as foreclosure starts, new problem loan percentage, 90-day defaults count, and 30 to 60 roll count are all down heading into the second quarter.The company offered that the 2013 population of loans was “the best vintage on record,” but the statement belies the fact that higher credit restrictions severely hampered new originations for lower credit borrowers.The top five states with the highest total non-current loans were Mississippi (13.4 percent), New Jersey (12.9 percent), Florida (12.1 percent), New York (11.1 percent), and Maine (10.6 percent).Excluding Mississippi, the remaining four states are judicial states, suggesting the longer timelines required to resolve foreclosures are impacting non-current loan rates, depressing the market’s ability to quickly clear the remaining backlog in foreclosure pipeline. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News May 5, 2014 617 Views Home / Daily Dose / Black Knight: 1 in 10 Borrowers Underwater Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe
Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Tagged with: Mortgage Defaults S&P Experian Credit Default Indices SPICE Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Reversing the Trend: Downfall Seen in Defaults The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: MCS Announces Acquisition of Lenders Title Solutions Next: Fiserv Aims for Faster Modification Process with CoreLogic Integration Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Mortgage Defaults S&P Experian Credit Default Indices SPICE 2016-10-19 Kendall Baer Sign up for DS News Daily October 19, 2016 1,642 Views About Author: Kendall Baer Share Save Print This Post Data through September 2016, recently released by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, showed drops in numerous default rates, a reverse of the trend seen last month.”Data from the Federal Reserve shows that consumer credit outstanding continues to expand,” says David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “After increasing by 7.2 percent in 2014 and 7.0 percent in 2015, growth this year is running at an annual rate of 6 to 7 percent. Despite the continued growth in total consumer credit extended and the currently very low interest rates, we are not seeing any deterioration in consumer credit defaults. Rather, the default rates for major categories and for the five cities highlighted in this report continue to drift down to the lowest figures seen in 12 years.”The report shows that composite default rate was 0.84 percent, down a basis points from the previous month but down five basis points from the year prior. Likewise, the first mortgage default rate reported 0.67 percent for September, also down a basis points from the prior month but down nine basis points from the year prior. For the second mortgage default rate, the report shows it up four basis points from the previous month from 0.52 percent to 0.56 percent in September. Likewise, this was a jump up nine basis point from September of 2015.Data for the five major cities showed no increases this from the past month, with all but one reporting lower default rates month over month. New York showed a rate of 0.86 percent for September, down five basis points from 0.91 percent in August. Chicago had a default rate six basis points down from the prior month resulting in 0.87 percent this month. Los Angeles was the third city this month to see its default rate decrease, specifically a basis points from August to 0.59 percent. Miami’s default rate of 1.12 percent was a decrease of nine basis points from August. Dallas remained stagnant with a default rate of .74 percent.”Among the factors supporting the favorable trends in consumer credit defaults are the economy’s underlying growth and continuing gains in employment, increases in personal income, and low inflation,” said Blitzer. “A rare decline in mortgage debt outstanding and slower growth in consumer credit following the 2007-2009 recession contributed to improvements in consumers’ financial condition which has been sustained in the last few years.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Reversing the Trend: Downfall Seen in Defaults Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Twitter Google+ Lack of documentation on ‘The Castle’ delays major investigation News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous article18 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUHNext articleCrawford concerned at lack of social housing in Lifford News Highland Google+ By News Highland – January 23, 2019 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 The Minister for Children has apologised to survivors of mother and baby homes after another delay in the work of a commission of investigation examining the experiences of the institutions’ former residents.The commission had been due to report next month however the Government has granted a one year extension.According to the Irish times, one of the key stumbling blocks is said to be a lack of HSE documentation on some institutions, with one such case highlighted in Donegal.In its fourth interim report, the commission said the delay was partly due to the late arrival of documents from the Department of Health.It also criticised the HSE for the lack of documentation it holds in relation to institutions under its remit.It said the inability of the HSE to “provide relevant material” may be due to changes in health service structures over the years. “However, it is difficult to understand how relatively recent documentation is not available,” the commission said.For example, it said the HSE held no documentation about its involvement in the Castle in Newtown Cunningham which opened in 1984 and closed as recently as 2006.The commission said a further interim report in March will offer more deatils as to what happened in terms of burials at various institutions.Minster Zappone said she was “deeply sorry” about the delayed report. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme
WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday January 24thNext articleAlmost 800 new websites registered in Donegal in 2018 News Highland WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterest Investigations are ongoing following a burglary in the Castlefin area on Sunday past.Gardai say a number of items were stolen during the break in at the house sometime on Sunday evening.No arrests have yet been made but investigations are continuing. By News Highland – January 24, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai are investigating burglary in Castlefin Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications